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matthagen

matthagen

Celluloid Junkie - 3502 Film Ratings

Member Since: Mar 6, 2020

Location: USA

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69 84% Pinocchio (2022) - Feb 07, 2023
"This is the only version of Pinocchio that anyone will ever need. Tragic, funny, dark, and poignant, with religion and war brewed in, complete with some of the best stop motion animation you will ever see."
50 46% The Good Nurse (2022) - Feb 06, 2023
"There's a good thriller in there somewhere, and at times it comes out, but I have problems with the pacing, the runtime, the dour cinematography, the police procedure, and the straightforward nature of the story."
71 86% The Fabelmans (2022) - Feb 02, 2023
"Great central performances, some restrained Spielberg magic, and impeccable pacing. It adheres to the every frame is a painting philosophy, and it goes to unexpected places. Just a couple of false moves took me out of the experience, mostly relating to the bully antagonists. I'm not sure there is much rewatchability, but everyone needs to see it."
58 69% South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert (2022) - Feb 01, 2023
"That was a lot of fun. My respect for Primus has grown. The concert made me appreciate the iconic music that South Park has produced. They didn't even hit some of my favorites, like Ladder to Heaven, I'm Super, I've Got Something in My Front Pocket for You, and who could forget Fingerbang."
51 50% Triangle of Sadness (2022) - Jan 30, 2023
"I understand the jarring three part structure, but the first and third part just end up repeating themselves over and over again, which results in a bloated runtime. There has to be a way to shave down the first part and bring it on to the ship, and then transition us more slowly from the ship to the island. That would make for better flow. I'm not sure how the ship literally went to shit so quickly. There is lots of confusion, little rewatchability, but a few solid laughs and pointed themes."
50 46% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) - Jan 30, 2023
"Seen: 3+. This must have been a Comedy Central staple back in the day. I just saw it again. It wasn't bad, just inferior to the others."
58 69% Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (2022) - Jan 29, 2023
"An enjoyable musical is a rare occurrence, so I was pleasantly surprised. There was humor and heart, and some stand out music and choreography."
88 95% The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) - Jan 25, 2023
"Banshees exceeds the hype. Beautiful cinematography, score, acting, technicals, and screenwriting. Somber yet funny, simple yet supremely thought provoking, it grapples with some of life's biggest mysteries, and leaves plenty to ponder. It has a fable-like quality to it. Drama, comedy, horror, anti-war, it feckin does it all. Perhaps the themes are too in your face, but that makes the movie resonate. I will need to see it again to confirm its status as a classic."
62 76% Bullet Train (2022) - Jan 23, 2023
"I don't know how anyone could hate this movie, but there is apparently plenty of it out there. It's a wild, stylized, Guy Ritchie-ish ride with plenty of humor, cameos, and even some wisdom to share, as throwaway as some may perceive it. I'm glad I didn't skip over this one."
48 39% Strange World (2022) - Jan 22, 2023
"I get it, Disney can't actually comment on any of the hot button ideas that were blatantly presented, but what is the point then of shoehorning in all of the wokeness? It bothers me that the grandpa didn't even raise an eyebrow when he realized his grandson was gay. All it would take is three seconds of subtle animation, going from the grandpa showing confusion to complete acceptance, because he wants to be a part of his grandson's life. So much bothers me. Anyway, it's an okay adventure. Sure."